I make basket – work based on my research into old techniques. I specialise in maunds, pecks and flasks,  which are fruit and harvest baskets. I also specialise in animal baskets, traps, cages and hives.   All of these hand-made products are unique and can be adapted for a creative effect.

Recent Projects:

  • Paul Saunders entertainer extraordinaire  wearing his rush hat created by me (courtesy E. Saunders)
  • Domestic baskets made of buff and white willow and rush
  • Clothes Baskets, proper ironing, washing and soiled linen baskets, made to last a lifetime
  • Fine ladies baskets  (local styles) made to celebrate a thousand years of basketmaking to typify a local industry
  • World War 1 oval austerity baskets, lightweight but strong, for errands

 

  • Vintagebarcycle

    Vintagebarcycle Original delivery bike  revamped

  • Rectangular Victorian  cut flower trugs, for gathering flowers and carrying small tools
  • Bridesmaids baskets, square needle baskets, made for a small child to carry
  • Agricultural baskets (brown willow)
  • Fruit sieves used for gathering fruit, in attractive brown willow without handles
  • Picking baskets, with sizes based on the 1956 National List of Basket Specifications
  • Bushel Log Baskets

Duck Nests

  • Duck nests for wild or domesticated fowl
  • Beehives, daubed and sited in ‘bee bole’ dry stone wall   
  • Cages for birds and animals, various sizes
  • Fish Traps 

  •  Rush music bag in the making